OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, has appointed Andy Kaye as President and Chief Institutional Officer. OurCrowd states that Kaye will work closely with founder and CEO Jon Medved at OurCrowd’s Jerusalem headquarters to build upon the rapid growth of the firm.
Medved said they were delighted to add Kaye to the OurCrowd team;
“He is incredibly well known and respected in both Israel and in financial centers worldwide. We are fortunate that he is bringing his extensive network, relationships and considerable skills and energy to the OurCrowd family,” added Medved.
Kaye has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, working with leading global investment banks and growth companies. Kaye’s experience includes positions at Robertson Stephens, as Israel CEO and head of two European industry groups as well as CIBC, where he was regional head of their investment banking operation in Israel.
Kaye most recently spent five years in China as Head of Asia for William Blair, followed by two years in London as Managing Director of EMEA Tech for Blair. Kaye’s global experience belies OurCrowd’s ambition to solidify its position as the investment crowdfunding platform of choice regardless of region or focus.
Kaye will be responsible for working with the increasing number of institutions and family offices who are joining the OurCrowd platform. He will also manage the growth of OurCrowd’s global offices and distribution partnerships.
“OurCrowd is changing the face of venture capital investment and opening up this asset class to new players world wide,” said Kaye, “I am excited by the challenge of helping to scale OurCrowd’s business among world leading investors, banks and wealth management platforms.”